A few years ago I had this hoodie that said “Outshine The World”! It was gray, but the words and lining were multicolored. I wore that thing like Clark Kent wears his Superman gear. It’d been a gift from one of my friends, for my solo move out west, to serve as a reminder to me that come hell or high water, that was my purpose.
Hell and High water did come. Moving thousands miles away and not knowing a single soul…yea not the smallest transition in life. But in those tough moments I’d put on my hoodie and rock out to a “Just in case you forget” cd from one of my other friends. And all was right in the world. I was ready to refocus and continue to reinvent my life.
Which brings me to, Today I wanted to share this QUICK DIY that I did and it’s importance to me! I call these Affirmation Tees! I’ve become increasingly aware of the power of our thoughts over the quality of life we have and the dreams that we accomplish. I’ve never been one to struggle with limiting beliefs, until life broke my spirit. And well I’m realizing just like a broken bone or an over strained muscles, it takes determination and focus to rebuild and repair the strength or abilities lost in the brake. Done well, with gusto, grace, and LOTS of REST, the brake could possibly be greater than it’s former state.
It makes sense to shy away from things, people, situations, and even ideas that have caused us injury; that’s just basic human nature! It’s also basic human nature, to hear the lizard brain voice speak in the voice of fear, self-doubt, shame, and even lies.
If you just got that sinking feeling in your stomach, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But you, lover, have a fire within you. Don’t extinguish the fire! You were made to be a torch! Others have to see your light so that they to can find their way out of darkness.
Where do we start? Affirmation Tees! Handmade so that you can make a physical affirmation of the truths of who you are! Affirmations are how we talk back to the negative emotions that try to overtake us, and are a good thing to have as a focus point when the “other” words start tumbling through our heads.
So I made two! One that affirms how I want to be towards people. The second, is a personal affirmation! I completely believe that you have to acknowledge your own greatness just as you would acknowledge your own “hot messness”.Okay so lets celebrate yourself!!! Make some shirts, and express who you are through a t-shirt! Tag me on instagram @unbelievablyhuman if you make one!
*Word of caution*: Beware of sparkle dullers. Still Sparkle bright but be aware of the people who will try to dull your sparkle. When I wore my hoody It definitely was a conversation starter, in a positive way, but I do remember one interaction that got pretty intense. Someone I didn’t know wanted to know if I really believed that about myself. “That I was to Outshine the World” I said yea. She was like so you think your better???????? I didn’t continue the conversation. Nor did I stop wearing the hoodie. This is your affirmation….OWN IT, Affirm it, and live it out! I'm cheering you on, Lover!
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